Like all of the books in the Short Circuits series, edited by Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič’s study of comedy seeks to cross two wires—one “a major classic (text, . Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In The Odd One In, Alenka . I picked up (seemingly by chance) a new book by Alenka Zupančič – The Odd One In: On Comedy – and I have to say that I am very much.

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This book is, in the following way, like Plato’s writing on comedy, and exhibits a similar weakness. Alex rated it did not like it Oct 04, With the diminutive pretension of the human in our grasp, how can we fail to see it as the essence of comedy and humor? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Cambridge University Press, In engaging in humor, especially socially, we partake of a mild controlled imitation of ambitious self-delusion.

Dec 22, Christopher Gontar rated it did not like it. Mathews rated it liked it Dec 16, Published March 1st by Mit Press first published February 8th Emily rated it liked it Apr 21, Knowing those few features of the book, it is now possible to contrast Zupancic’s main view with the truth.

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The Odd One in: Indeed, this irresistible motion is one of the aoenka features of comedy, which is why it seems so difficult to pin down with concepts and definitions. If you ever wanted to know if there’s a relationship between Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegel, and comedy, when you read this book, you’ll think that this is the only way to think of comedy.


Do you think that theoretical framework can be put to work, in a similarly effective way, for tragedy?

Aishwary Kumar – – Modern Intellectual History 7 2: Sevan rated it liked it May 07, Tom Eyers – – Radical Philosophy Jupiter apologizes to the husband but the poor man has nothing to say. The question of tje is a coherent, appropriate moment within Plato’s thought, linking the cardinal virtues with their lack in a comic character, aelnka as in Aristophanes’ myth in the Symposium about the round-shaped humans who attack heaven.

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Email required Address never made public. Most people somewhat recognize the comical as pretension or the foolish, though not very clearly. She did it entertainingly, intelligently, and in such a way that I got really pissed off when I lost my copy of this for a few weeks. The Odd One In: This seems closer to a coherent insight. Plato, however, was not able to fully articulate the significance of pretension in any sense that it appears, comic or tragic. Jeff rated it really liked it May 10, Zupancic is claiming — to paraphrase, this is not a quote — that our proper perception of comedy is a kind of “happiness.

Mladen Dolar – – Continental Philosophy Review 46 2: It may come as little surprise to say that comedy is an extremely difficult subject of investigation — not only because if the multiplicity of various techniques and procedures involved in its process, but also because this process is in constant motion.


I saw a short review unfortunately I no longer recall where of the recent book Against Happiness: In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupancic [haceks over bothcs] considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logicinvolved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognizesome of the crucial mechanisms and vicissitudes of what is called humanity.

It could begin with the lost book of Aristotle’s Poetics, which discussedcomedy and laughter and was made famous by Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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The Odd One In: On Comedy

Consider the failure to be oneself — another way of saying not to know oneself. To ask other readers questions about The Odd One Inplease sign up.

Comedy by its nature isdifficult to pin down with concepts and definitions, but as artistic form and social practice comedyis a mode of tarrying with a foreign object–of including the exception. Hegel’s theory of comedy in the context of hegelian and modern reflections on comedy.

Whereas Plautus equalized god and man, Moliere equalized master and servant.

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